Vaughn Alden Starnes, MD

Title(s)Chair and Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Address1520 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 5849
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    Title(s)H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair for Stem Cell and Cardiovascular Thoracic Research


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    University of North Carolina, Chapel HillBA06/1973
    University of North Carolina, Chapel HillMD06/1977
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville1978Surgery Internship
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville1981Pharmacology and Surgery Fellowship
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville1984Surgery Residency
    Stanford University, Stanford1986Cardiovascular Surgery Residency
    Stanford University, Stanford1987Cardiac Transplantation Residency
    Hospital for Sick Children (Great Ormond Street Hospital), London1987Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship
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    U.S. News and World Report2015Children's Hospital Los Angeles Cardiac Program, #3
    Pasadena Magazine2014Top Doctor
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill2013Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award
    Pasadena Magazine2011Top Doctor
    Castle Connolly Medical Ltd2011List of America's Top Doctors
    USC2008Presidential Medallion
    Castle Connolly Medical Ltd2004America's Top Doctors - New York

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    Dr. Starnes is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery. As the founding Executive Director of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute, Dr. Starnes has built an interdisciplinary powerhouse comprised of clinicians and basic scientists who are exploring better and more innovative ways of treating heart disease. Under his leadership, USC surgeons have conducted more than 15,000 open heart surgeries to repair and replace valves or create coronary artery bypasses, and more than 10,000 surgeries for diseases of the lungs, esophagus and chest wall.

    Dr. Starnes earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and did his general surgery training at Vanderbilt University, where he also completed two years of research in cardiothoracic physiology and pharmacology. He completed two years at Stanford University as a resident in cardiovascular surgery, and one year as chief resident in cardiac transplantation under the mentorship of cardiothoracic transplant pioneer Dr. Norman Shumway.

    Dr. Starnes accepted a fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in London (Now the Great Ormond Street Hospital) in 1987. When he returned to Stanford, he was appointed director of Stanford's heart-lung transplantation program. He joined USC in July 1992 and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1997 and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2008.

    Dr. Starnes pioneered the living-related double lobar lung transplant in 1993. He and his surgical team also performed Southern California's first robotic heart operation in 2001 as part of the clinical trial evaluating the use of a remote surgical system. He has an ongoing interest in congenital heart disease and in minimally invasive repair and replacement of the valves of the heart.

    In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Starnes is a distinguished researcher. He is actively involved in exploring stem-cell therapy for heart failure and congenital heart defects and in clinical trials investigating new valve technology, including percutaneous heart valve replacement.

    Dr. Starnes is the current Vice President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He will be the 100th president of the AATS in 2019-2020.

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    1. Equivalent outcomes with minimally invasive and sternotomy mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral valve disease. J Card Surg. 2021 Apr 28. Bowdish ME, Elsayed RS, Tatum JM, Cohen RG, Mack WJ, Abt B, Yin V, Barr ML, Starnes VA. PMID: 33908645.
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    2. Long-term outcomes with the pulmonary autograft inclusion technique in adults with bicuspid aortic valves undergoing the Ross procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 04. Starnes VA, Elsayed RS, Cohen RG, Olds AP, Bojko MM, Mack WJ, Cutri RM, Baertsch HC, Baker CJ, Kumar SR, Bowdish ME. PMID: 33685733.
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    3. Resident education in congenital heart surgery does not compromise outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 11. Cleveland JD, Bowdish ME, Mack WJ, Kim RW, Kumar SR, Kallin K, Herrington CS, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 33581904.
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    4. The Ross Procedure in Children: The Gold Standard? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2021; 24:62-66. Wiggins LM, Kumar SR, Starnes VA. PMID: 34116784.
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    5. Clinical Importance of Concomitant Cleft Lip/Palate in the Surgical Management of Patients With Congenital Heart Disease. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2021 Jan; 12(1):35-42. Toubat O, Mallios DN, Munabi NCO, Magee WP, Starnes VA, Kumar SR. PMID: 33407037.
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    6. Gender representation among leadership at national and regional cardiothoracic surgery organizational annual meetings. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):733-744. Shemanski KA, Ding L, Kim AW, Blackmon SH, Wightman SC, Atay SM, Starnes VA, David EA. PMID: 33431207.
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    7. Commentary: Expanding the utility of the Ross procedure-Proceed with caution. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 22. Elsayed RS, Baker CJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 33229177.
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    8. Penetrating injury to the cardiac box. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 09; 89(3):482-487. Kim JS, Inaba K, de Leon LA, Rais C, Holcomb JB, David JS, Starnes VA, Demetriades D. PMID: 32467475.
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    9. Brave New World: Virtual conferencing and surgical education in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 era. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 03; 161(3):748-752. Vervoort D, Dearani JA, Starnes VA, Thourani VH, Nguyen TC. PMID: 32891447.
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    10. Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography as a patient avatar for virtual surgical planning: Repair of a Raghib syndrome variant in middle adulthood. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2020 Nov - Dec; 14(6):e175-e176. Azam S, Baker C, Starnes V, Shinbane J. PMID: 32747169.
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    11. Biventricular Repair in Interrupted Aortic Arch and Ventricular Septal Defect With a Small Left Ventricular Outflow Tract. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 02; 111(2):637-644. Mallios DN, Gray WH, Cheng AL, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Kumar SR. PMID: 32599045.
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    12. Impact of prior diaphragm plication on subsequent stages of single ventricle palliation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov; 160(5):1291-1296.e1. Kumar SR, Bainiwal J, Cleveland JD, Pike N, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 32713630.
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    13. Thoracic surgical education in a changing paradigm. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):713-722. Starnes VA. PMID: 32713647.
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    14. American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Maintaining the mission during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 09; 160(3):737-739. Moon MR, Jones DR, Adams DH, Starnes VA. PMID: 32425243.
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    15. Cardiovascular Computed Tomographic Angiography as a Virtual Patient Avatar for Individualized Surgical Planning of Complex Anomalous Coronary Artery Anatomy. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 07; 10(4):502-503. Shinbane JS, Baker C, Saremi F, Starnes V. PMID: 31307300.
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    16. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 11; 108(5):1381-1382. Bowdish ME, Elsayed RS, Starnes VA. PMID: 31255611.
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    17. Successful rescue therapy with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for re-expansion pulmonary oedema in a patient with one lung. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Mar 01; 55(3):582-584. Gray WH, Hackmann AE, Starnes VA, Kiankhooy A. PMID: 30084903.
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    18. Late onset cardiac cirrhosis and portal hypertensive ascites after atrial fibrillation ablation. Pulm Circ. 2019 Jan-Mar; 9(1):2045894018813559. Fong TL, Fong M, Shinbane J, Starnes V, Van Herle H. PMID: 30419795.
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    19. The ring of fire: Nuances in the surgical management of mitral annular calcification. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 02; 157(2):570-571. Mallios DN, Bowdish ME, Starnes VA. PMID: 30396733.
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    20. Simultaneous Systemic to Pulmonary Shunt and Pulmonary Artery Banding is a Viable Option for Neonatal Palliation of Single Ventricle Physiology. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(2):234-241. Wiggins LM, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Kumar RS. PMID: 30278269.
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    21. Eating well at your first job. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 10; 156(4):1585-1586. Kim AW, Starnes VA. PMID: 30248796.
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    22. Arch Augmentation via Median Sternotomy for Coarctation of Aorta With Proximal Arch Hypoplasia. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 10; 106(4):1214-1219. Gray WH, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Kumar SR. PMID: 29753817.
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    23. Surgical Management and Outcomes of Ebstein Anomaly in Neonates and Infants: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 09; 106(3):785-791. Holst KA, Dearani JA, Said SM, Davies RR, Pizarro C, Knott-Craig C, Kumar TKS, Starnes VA, Kumar SR, Pasquali SK, Thibault DP, Meza JM, Hill KD, Chiswell K, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML. PMID: 29777671.
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    24. Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA): CCTA Demonstration of Anatomy Relevant to Adult Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Presentation and Utilization of Images for Virtual Surgical Planning. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 05; 9(3):347-349. Shinbane JS, Starnes V, Cleveland J, Lee C. PMID: 29692231.
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    25. Liberal Use of Delayed Sternal Closure in Children Is Not Associated With Increased Morbidity. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 08; 106(2):581-586. Kumar SR, Scott N, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 29698662.
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    26. Need for Pulmonary Arterioplasty During Glenn Independently Predicts Inferior Surgical Outcome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 07; 106(1):156-164. Cleveland JD, Tran S, Takao C, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Kumar SR. PMID: 29653081.
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    27. Resection of Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Ventricular Septum Causing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 03; 105(3):e107-e108. Gray WH, Patel R, Baker CJ, Starnes VA, Bowdish ME. PMID: 29455819.
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    28. Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 05; 105(5):e229-e231. Gray WH, Fleischman F, Cunningham MJ, Kim AW, Baker CJ, Starnes VA, McFadden PM. PMID: 29410186.
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    29. Landmark lecture on surgery: paediatric cardiothoracic surgery - training the next generation of congenital heart surgeons. Cardiol Young. 2017 Dec; 27(10):1986-1990. Starnes VA, Sullivan ME. PMID: 29286272.
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    30. Selective Aortic Arch and Root Replacement in Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):505-512. Fleischman F, Elsayed RS, Cohen RG, Tatum JM, Kumar SR, Kazerouni K, Mack WJ, Barr ML, Cunningham MJ, Hackmann AE, Baker CJ, Starnes VA, Bowdish ME. PMID: 29103584.
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    31. The COMMENCE trial: 2-year outcomes with an aortic bioprosthesis with RESILIA tissue. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Sep 01; 52(3):432-439. Puskas JD, Bavaria JE, Svensson LG, Blackstone EH, Griffith B, Gammie JS, Heimansohn DA, Sadowski J, Bartus K, Johnston DR, Rozanski J, Rosengart T, Girardi LN, Klodell CT, Mumtaz MA, Takayama H, Halkos M, Starnes V, Boateng P, Timek TA, Ryan W, Omer S, Smith CR, COMMENCE Trial Investigators . PMID: 28605428.
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    32. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance of the Ross II Procedure: Long-Term Postoperative Imaging. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 05; 8(3):398-399. Phuong N, Chang P, Starnes V, Shinbane JS. PMID: 28520547.
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    33. The Utility of Nurse-Managed Extracorporeal Life Support in an Adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug; 104(2):510-514. Hackmann AE, Wiggins LM, Grimes GP, Fogel RM, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Bowdish ME, Cunningham MJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 28193535.
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    34. Outcomes after mitral valve repair: A single-center 16-year experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 09; 154(3):822-830.e2. Tatum JM, Bowdish ME, Mack WJ, Quinn AM, Cohen RG, Hackmann AE, Barr ML, Starnes VA. PMID: 28283230.
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    35. Evaluation of Hemodynamic Performance of Aortic Valve Bioprostheses in a Model of Oversizing. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun; 103(6):1866-1876. Cleveland JD, Bowdish ME, Eberhardt CE, Mack WJ, Crabtree JA, Vassiliades TA, Speir AM, Darekar YA, Hackmann AE, Starnes VA, Cohen RG. PMID: 28131425.
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    36. The American Board of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Fellowship: Have We Lost Our International Heritage? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2017 Jan; 20:77-78. Starnes VA, Sullivan ME. PMID: 28007070.
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    37. Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):14-17. Cohen RG, Hackmann AE, Fleischman F, Baker CJ, Cunningham MJ, Starnes VA, Bowdish ME. PMID: 28007234.
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    38. Virtual 3-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Surgical Planning for Severe Aortic Coarctation/Aneurysm in the Setting of Bicuspid Aortic Valve. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 01; 8(1):99-100. Shinbane JS, Ghanshani S, Starnes V. PMID: 28033077.
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    39. The Ross procedure: an excellent option in the right hands. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):471. Bowdish ME, Kumar SR, Starnes VA. PMID: 28090527.
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    40. Single-Ventricle Outcomes After Neonatal Palliation of Severe Ebstein Anomaly With Modified Starnes Procedure. Circulation. 2016 Oct 25; 134(17):1257-1264. Kumar SR, Kung G, Noh N, Castillo N, Fagan B, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 27777295.
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    41. Outcomes of Reintervention on the Autograft After Ross Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov; 102(5):1517-1521. Kumar SR, Bansal N, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 27345096.
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    42. Reduced pleural drainage, length of stay, and readmissions using a modified Fontan management protocol. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(3):481-7. Pike NA, Okuhara CA, Toyama J, Gross BP, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 26254747.
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    43. Age-Related Outcomes of the Ross Procedure Over 20 Years. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):2077-83; discussion 2084-5. Bansal N, Kumar SR, Baker CJ, Lemus R, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 25921257.
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    44. Arterioplasty for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction After Arterial Switch Is a Durable Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(1):122-7; discussion 127-8. Wiggins LM, Kumar SR, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 25921259.
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    45. A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 49(2):456-63. Bowdish ME, Hui DS, Cleveland JD, Mack WJ, Sinha R, Ranjan R, Cohen RG, Baker CJ, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Starnes VA. PMID: 25750007.
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    46. Survival and quality of life for children with end-stage heart failure who are not candidates for cardiac transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jul; 34(7):906-11. Sabati AA, Szmuszkovicz JR, Herrington C, Hermes M, Mahmoud HA, Phei Wee C, Starnes VA, Menteer J. PMID: 25765370.
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    47. Exercise Hemodynamics and Quality of Life after Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly Using the Hancock II Bioprosthesis. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:151282. Long T, Lopez BM, Berberian C, Cunningham MJ, Starnes VA, Cohen RG. PMID: 25544931.
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    48. Concurrent aortic valvular disease and pulmonary sequestration: clinical implications. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Dec; 41(6):649-52. Hui DS, Shavelle DM, Starnes VA, McFadden PM. PMID: 25593534.
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    49. Outcomes after pregnancy in living lobar lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15; 98(7):692-4. Greene CL, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Worrell SG, Starnes VA, McFadden PM. PMID: 25121476.
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    50. Contemporary use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in the era of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Oct; 41(5):469-76. Hui DS, Shavelle DM, Cunningham MJ, Matthews RV, Starnes VA. PMID: 25425977.
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    51. Anomalous coronary arteries: cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography for surgical decisions and planning. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr; 4(2):142-54. Shinbane JS, Shriki J, Fleischman F, Hindoyan A, Withey J, Lee C, Wilcox A, Cunningham M, Baker C, Matthews RV, Starnes V. PMID: 23799727.
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    52. Heart repair and regeneration: recent insights from zebrafish studies. Wound Repair Regen. 2012 Sep-Oct; 20(5):638-46. Lien CL, Harrison MR, Tuan TL, Starnes VA. PMID: 22818295.
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    53. Breast implants and minimally invasive cardiac surgery: a case series. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Jul; 69(1):10-3. Baker RY, Nguyen TJ, Hernandez AM, Wong AK, Baker CJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 21659843.
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    54. Modified Starnes procedure in a neonate with severe tricuspid regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 93(2):658-9. Muralidaran A, Kim RW, Kopf GS, Pietris NP, Weeks BP, Starnes VA, Shinoka T. PMID: 22269736.
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    55. Unoperated congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, nonrestrictive ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis in middle adulthood: do multiple wrongs make a right? World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Jan 01; 3(1):123-9. Shinbane JS, Shriki J, Hindoyan A, Ghosh B, Chang P, Farvid A, Saxon LA, Cao M, Cesario D, Takahashi M, Colletti PM, Wilcox A, Baker C, Starnes V. PMID: 23804696.
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    56. A novel reconstruction of the left superior vena cava. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4):981-2. Kane LC, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 22104680.
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    57. Is transthoracic minimally invasive aortic valve replacement too time-consuming for the busy cardiac surgeon? Innovations (Phila). 2011 Jan; 6(1):10-4. Cunningham MJ, Berberian CE, Starnes VA. PMID: 22437795.
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    58. PDGF signaling is required for epicardial function and blood vessel formation in regenerating zebrafish hearts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 05; 107(40):17206-10. Kim J, Wu Q, Zhang Y, Wiens KM, Huang Y, Rubin N, Shimada H, Handin RI, Chao MY, Tuan TL, Starnes VA, Lien CL. PMID: 20858732.
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    59. Pulmonary homograft monocusp reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract: outcomes to the intermediate term. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul; 90(1):42-9. Nath DS, Nussbaum DP, Yurko C, Ragab OM, Shin AJ, Kumar SR, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 20609745.
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    60. Reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the introduction of an enteral feed protocol. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 May; 11(3):373-7. del Castillo SL, McCulley ME, Khemani RG, Jeffries HE, Thomas DW, Peregrine J, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Moromisato DY. PMID: 19838139.
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    61. Ascending aortitis and aortic valve endocarditis in an infant. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):e90-1. Nath DS, Shin AJ, Nussbaum DP, Berman D, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 20304128.
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    62. Obstruction of lateral tunnel fontan by an adjustable occluder device. J Card Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec; 24(6):750-2. Biniwale RM, Wells WJ, Herrington CS, Starnes VA. PMID: 20078723.
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    63. Can the Kawashima procedure be performed in younger patients? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug; 88(2):581-6; discussion 586-7. Nath DS, Carden AJ, Nussbaum DP, Shin AJ, Khemani RG, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 19632416.
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    64. All cardiac right ventricular outpouches are not created equal. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 30(7):954-7. Evans W, Madrid A, Castillo W, Rollins R, Berthoty DP, Starnes V, Wiencek R, Ciccolo M, Acherman R. PMID: 19488803.
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    65. Differential branch pulmonary artery growth after the Norwood procedure with right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 137(6):1342-8. Pruetz JD, Badran S, Dorey F, Starnes VA, Lewis AB. PMID: 19464446.
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    66. Cardiovascular magnetics resonance diagnosis of cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2009 Apr 30; 11:13. Tran TT, Starnes V, Wang X, Getzen J, Ross BD. PMID: 19405937.
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    67. A novel surgical approach to left main coronary artery giant aneurysm thrombosis in a child with a history of Kawasaki disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Apr; 137(4):1030-2. Pruetz JD, Takahashi M, Reemtsen BL, Starnes VA. PMID: 19327538.
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    68. Resection of giant coronary artery aneurysms in a Takayasu's arteritis patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May; 85(5):1795-6. Kanaan S, Baker C, Starnes V. PMID: 18442592.
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    69. Right ventricular exclusion procedure with total cavopulmonary connection: an alternative operative approach in adults with severe Ebstein anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 May; 135(5):1182-3. Polimenakos AC, Reemtsen BL, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 18455608.
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    70. Hemidiaphragm plication after repair of congenital heart defects in children: quantitative return of diaphragm function over time. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jan; 135(1):56-61. Baker CJ, Boulom V, Reemtsen BL, Rollins RC, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 18179919.
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    71. Fate of the right ventricle after fenestrated right ventricular exclusion for severe neonatal Ebstein anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Dec; 134(6):1406-10; discussion 1410-2. Reemtsen BL, Polimenakos AC, Fagan BT, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 18023652.
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    72. The xenoantibody response and immunoglobulin gene expression profile of cynomolgus monkeys transplanted with hDAF-transgenic porcine hearts. Xenotransplantation. 2007 Mar; 14(2):135-44. Zahorsky-Reeves JL, Kearns-Jonker MK, Lam TT, Jackson JR, Morris RE, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. PMID: 17381688.
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    73. Stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Norwood versus Sano modification. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2007 Mar; 22(2):60-5. Reemtsen BL, Pike NA, Starnes VA. PMID: 17284981.
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    74. A novel approach to the surgical correction of scimitar syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):573-4. Lam TT, Reemtsen BL, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 17258607.
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    75. Rat chemokine CXCL11: structure, tissue distribution, function and expression in cardiac transplantation models. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Feb; 296(1-2):1-9. Mitsuhashi N, Wu GD, Zhu H, Kearns-Jonker M, Cramer DV, Starnes VA, Barr ML. PMID: 17264982.
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    77. Perioperative cyclooxygenase 2 inhibition to reduce tumor cell adhesion and metastatic potential of circulating tumor cells in non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Aug; 132(2):297-303. Backhus LM, Sievers E, Lin GY, Castanos R, Bart RD, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. PMID: 16872953.
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    78. Mesenteric blood flow velocities in the newborn with single-ventricle physiology: modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Mar; 7(2):132-7. del Castillo SL, Moromisato DY, Dorey F, Ludwick J, Starnes VA, Wells WJ, Jeffries HE, Wong PC. PMID: 16474253.
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    79. Gastrointestinal morbidity after Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Mar; 81(3):982-7. Jeffries HE, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Wetzel RC, Moromisato DY. PMID: 16488706.
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    80. Tolerance induction by lentiviral gene therapy with a nonmyeloablative regimen. Blood. 2006 Mar 15; 107(6):2286-93. Mitsuhashi N, Fischer-Lougheed J, Shulkin I, Kleihauer A, Kohn DB, Weinberg KI, Starnes VA, Kearns-Jonker M. PMID: 16291598.
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    81. Transforming growth factor-beta/interleukin-2-induced regulatory CD4+ T cells prolong cardiac allograft survival in rats. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2153-9. Watanabe M, Mencel RL, Cramer DV, Starnes VA, Barr ML. PMID: 16364865.
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    82. Proximal conduit obstruction after Sano modified Norwood procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1924-8. Nigro JJ, Bart RD, Derby CD, Sklansky MS, Starnes VA. PMID: 16242490.
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    83. Ascending aortic extension for enlargement of the aortopulmonary space in children with pulmonary artery stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1647-51. Baker CJ, Wells WJ, Derby CA, Rizi S, Starnes VA. PMID: 16242432.
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    84. Dimethyl celecoxib as a novel non-cyclooxygenase 2 therapy in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Nov; 130(5):1406-12. Backhus LM, Petasis NA, Uddin J, Schönthal AH, Bart RD, Lin Y, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. PMID: 16256796.
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    85. Pleural space problems after living lobar transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2086-90. Backhus LM, Sievers EM, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Cohen RG, Smith MA, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. PMID: 16364854.
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    86. Identification of the V genes encoding xenoantibodies in non-immunosuppressed rhesus monkeys. Immunology. 2005 Sep; 116(1):89-102. Kleihauer A, Gregory CR, Borie DC, Kyles AE, Shulkin I, Patanwala I, Zahorsky-Reeves J, Starnes VA, Mullen Y, Todorov IT, Kearns-Jonker M. PMID: 16108821.
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    87. Obstruction in modified Blalock shunts: a quantitative analysis with clinical correlation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jun; 79(6):2072-6. Wells WJ, Yu RJ, Batra AS, Monforte H, Sintek C, Starnes VA. PMID: 15919312.
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    88. Evaluation of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition in an orthotopic murine model of lung cancer for dose-dependent effect. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun; 129(6):1242-9. Sievers EM, Bart RD, Backhus LM, Lin Y, Starnes M, Castanos R, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. PMID: 15942563.
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    89. Presidential address: an evolving discipline. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Mar; 129(3):483-7. Starnes VA. PMID: 15746727.
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    90. Does the site of insertion of a systemic-pulmonary shunt influence growth of the pulmonary arteries? Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):636-40. Batra AS, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 15680850.
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    91. Long-term pulmonary function after living-donor lobar lung transplantation in adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):418-25. Bowdish ME, Pessotto R, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Starnes VA, Barr ML. PMID: 15680807.
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    92. The Ross procedure is an ideal aortic valve replacement operation for the teen patient. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2005; 173-5. Khwaja S, Nigro JJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 15818374.
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    93. Previous thoracic surgery does not increase peri-operative mortality in pediatric heart-lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Nov; 23(11):1228-30. Koulouri S, Woo MS, Horn MV, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Szmuszkovicz JR. PMID: 15539119.
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    94. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: perioperative complications after 253 donor lobectomies. Am J Transplant. 2004 Aug; 4(8):1283-8. Bowdish ME, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Woo MS, Bremner RM, Horn MV, Baker CJ, Barbers RG, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 15268729.
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    95. Use of lentiviral vectors to induce long-term tolerance to gal(+) heart grafts. Transplantation. 2004 Jun 15; 77(11):1748-54. Kearns-Jonker M, Fischer-Lougheed J, Shulkin I, Kleihauer A, Mitsuhashi N, Kohn DB, Weinberg K, D'Apice AJ, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. PMID: 15201677.
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    96. Risk factors for persistent pleural effusions after the extracardiac Fontan procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jun; 127(6):1664-9. Gupta A, Daggett C, Behera S, Ferraro M, Wells W, Starnes V. PMID: 15173721.
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    97. Identification, functional analysis and expression in a heterotopic heart transplant model of CXCL9 in the rat. Immunology. 2004 May; 112(1):87-93. Mitsuhashi N, Kearns-Jonker M, Wu GD, Bowdish ME, Jin YS, Mencel R, Zahorsky-Reeves J, Fischer-Lougheed J, Weinberg KI, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. PMID: 15096188.
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    98. Neochordal repair of the posterior mitral leaflet. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Feb; 127(2):440-7. Nigro JJ, Schwartz DS, Bart RD, Bart CW, Lopez BM, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Bremner RM, Haddy SM, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 14762353.
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    99. Potential role for antiangiogenic proteins in the myocardial infarction repair process. J Surg Res. 2004 Jan; 116(1):156-64. Thompson JL, Ryan JA, Barr ML, Franc B, Starnes VA, Schwarz MA. PMID: 14732363.
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    100. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: recipient outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jan; 127(1):114-22. Starnes VA, Bowdish ME, Woo MS, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Horn MV, Pessotto R, Sievers EM, Baker CJ, Cohen RG, Bremner RM, Wells WJ, Barr ML. PMID: 14752421.
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    101. Lobar transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Dec; 126(6):2106; author reply 2106. Haddy S, Starnes VA. PMID: 14688743.
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    102. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition decreases primary and metastatic tumor burden in a murine model of orthotopic lung adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Oct; 126(4):1129-33. Diperna CA, Bart RD, Sievers EM, Ma Y, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. PMID: 14566258.
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    103. Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in pediatric lung transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Oct; 7(5):413-7. Ner Z, Ross LA, Horn MV, Keens TG, MacLaughlin EF, Starnes VA, Woo MS. PMID: 14738306.
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    104. Evidence for recipient derived fibroblast recruitment and activation during the development of chronic cardiac allograft rejection. Transplantation. 2003 Aug 15; 76(3):609-14. Wu GD, Tuan TL, Bowdish ME, Jin YS, Starnes VA, Cramer DV, Barr ML. PMID: 12923453.
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    105. Living lobar transplantation. Chest Surg Clin N Am. 2003 Aug; 13(3):505-24. Bowdish ME, Barr ML, Starnes VA. PMID: 13678310.
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    106. What are the best pulmonary function test parameters for early detection of post-lung transplant bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in children? Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Jun; 7(3):200-3. Sritippayawan S, Keens TG, Horn MV, Starnes VA, Woo MS. PMID: 12756044.
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    107. Migration of mesenchymal stem cells to heart allografts during chronic rejection. Transplantation. 2003 Mar 15; 75(5):679-85. Wu GD, Nolta JA, Jin YS, Barr ML, Yu H, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. PMID: 12640309.
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    108. Does lung growth occur when mature lobes are transplanted into children? Pediatr Transplant. 2002 Dec; 6(6):500-4. Sritippayawan S, Keens TG, Horn MV, MacLaughlin EF, Barr ML, Starnes VA, Woo MS. PMID: 12453203.
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    109. Hyperinflation resulting in hemodynamic collapse following living donor lobar transplantation. Anesthesiology. 2002 Nov; 97(5):1315-7. Haddy SM, Bremner RM, Moore-Jefferies EW, Thangathurai D, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Starnes VA. PMID: 12411823.
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    110. Vascular endothelial cell apoptosis induced by anti-donor non-MHC antibodies: a possible injury pathway contributing to chronic allograft rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Nov; 21(11):1174-87. Wu GD, Jin YS, Salazar R, Dai WD, Barteneva N, Barr ML, Barsky LW, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. PMID: 12431491.
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    111. Homograft conduit failure in infants is not due to somatic outgrowth. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jul; 124(1):88-96. Wells WJ, Arroyo H, Bremner RM, Wood J, Starnes VA. PMID: 12091813.
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    112. Pediatric recipients of living donor lobar lung transplants: postoperative care. Prog Transplant. 2002 Jun; 12(2):81-5. Horn MV, Schenkel FA, Woo MS, Starnes VA. PMID: 12123177.
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    113. Clinical findings and lung pathology in children with cystic fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Apr 15; 165(8):1172-5. Hamutcu R, Rowland JM, Horn MV, Kaminsky C, MacLaughlin EF, Starnes VA, Woo MS. PMID: 11956063.
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    114. The utility of preoperative routine carotid artery duplex scanning in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):163-7. Terramani TT, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Peyre C, Nuno IN, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Starnes VA, Weaver FA. PMID: 11972246.
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    115. Perforating Barrett's ulcer resulting in a life-threatening esophagobronchial fistula. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan; 73(1):302-4. Nigro JJ, Bremner RM, Fuller CB, Theisen J, Ma Y, Starnes VA. PMID: 11834036.
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    116. Dyspnea lusoria: compression of the pulmonary artery by a Kommerell's diverticulum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan; 73(1):312-3. Malas MB, Barr ML, Starnes VA, Shapiro S, Palmer S, Schwartz DS. PMID: 11834041.
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